Hi! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I am still a travelling maniac – in the past week, I have been to DC, Pittsburgh, and NYC. Partially work, partially pleasure, but all good nonetheless.
Some perks of frequent travel include:
Stumbling upon the Crumbs Bake Shop at Union Station:
don’t mind if I do…
Early morning sunrises while walking to 30th Street Station:
Due to this hectic schedule, fitting in running has been a little tricky. Three times last week, my alarm went off around 4:30 to make sure I got my run in. I have learned that I really do not enjoy running after work, and it typically won’t happen if I don’t do it first thing. So this discipline works for me. Plus, I feel so much better all day.
Sunday 11/27: 5.0 Miles (2 Mile Run on Treadmill + 3 Miles walking at incline)
Monday 11/28: OFF
Tuesday 11/29: 5.0 Miles – Medium Pace
Wednesday 11/30: 6.0 Miles - Easy
Thursday 12/1: 5.0 Miles + Lifting & Abs
Friday 12/2: 5.0 Miles – Skipped it. Scheduled for post-work and it never happened. Chose thai takeout and wine with Joe instead.
Saturday 12/3: 8.0 Miles along Schuylkill + 2 Miles interval on treadmill (Making up for Friday)
Total: 31 Miles.
Since I’ve been training for something for so long (really, since March), not having a goal to work toward feels kind of foreign. I’m trying to relax, reduce the mileage, and just enjoy running for the fun of it. But this past week, most of those runs felt forced. In an effort to not get burnt out, I’m looking into some other fitness activities to accompany my running through the winter. I’m hoping to fit in one of Julie’s classes at Bryn Athyn Workout Studio, as well as a Lithe Method class here in Philly. Would also love to fit in more Power Yoga, a swimming lesson maybe, or even (don’t laugh) Kung Fu (I’m serious). So we’ll see.
Moving on, I wanted to take a second to share with you some web-happenings you might be interested in!
First, NaturaStride has some new offerings just in time for the holidays. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we have compiled a NaturaStride Holiday Variety Pack, which is a perfect gift for a runner in your life. OR a perfect opportunity for YOU to sample our favorite, best-selling products (treat yourself!). Check out the Holiday Variety Pack here!
Also, GoGazella is having a Fall Running Photo contest! Do you have a great picture of you from a race you completed this season? Did you take a stellar shot at the start of a marathon? Any amazing scenery pics? Submit them into the contest for a chance to win a $200 Patagonia gift card! The best photo will be voted on by the GoGazella community – so spread the word to your running buddies!
Finally, have you checked out The Gomer’s T-Shirts yet? They are on-sale now, but today (Dec 5th!) is the last day you can order! Excellent gift ideas for the Gomer in your life. And if you haven’t started listening to the Two Gomers Run for their Lives podcast yet – what are you waiting for? Download from iTunes asap!
That is all! Enjoy the week!
Q: How do you break up the running-routine during the off season?